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What should the battery voltage be when car is running?

(2010 Toyota Corolla)
in Port Saint Lucie, FL on December 16, 2011
What is considered low voltage?
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14.6 would be high normal, 13.5v would be acceptable battery charging voltage. Check voltage across the battery terminals, leave the black ground wire at the battery post (-) move the red volt lead to the large wire post at the alternator if the voltage is different you have a voltage drop (youtube voltage drop there is a good video there). At rest engine off battery voltage should be 12.6 volts at rest if battery is charged and good.
on December 17, 2011
Anything below 13.5 volts with loads like lights, A/C and wipers on. No less than 13.5 volts.
of Eurotech Complete Auto Care on December 16, 2011
above 12.75
of Four Points Auto Repair on December 16, 2011
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